King & Queen of the Mountain
The Green Mountain Gap KOM & QOM Challenge will be…Lincoln Gap!
Inspired by the bucket-list LAMB (Lincoln Gap, Appalachian Gap, Middlebury Gap, and Brandon Gap) gap ride we created the toughest mixed surface Fondo in the northeast. After a successful inaugural event, we felt there needed to be something unique to inspire our participants. We discovered the profile of many of our riders suited a challenge. In 2015, we introduced the King & Queen of the Mountain (KOM & QOM) segments. The real test will come on Lincoln Gap, with a 24% maximum grade and an average grade of 15%, the east side of Lincoln Gap is reported to be the steepest paved mile in the U.S., according to Bicycling Magazine (June 2008). Just recently, GCN included the Lincoln Gap as one of the top 9 steepest climbs in the World! Don’t forget to turn on your Strava. Good luck.